Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close

Name of walk Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close
Date of walk 2007-01-04

Today Tom and I took the car to Low Tilberthwaite just north of Coniston to do a circular walk to Little Langdale Tarn, Cathedral Quarry and Hodge Close. About 5 miles, but only 1000ft of ascent. The weather was windy and it rained most of the time.

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View back to the car and the Furness Fells from the Wrynose Pass footpath.

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High Tilberthwaite looking towards Lingmoor Fell and the Langdales.

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Looking towards the road to Blea Tarn.

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Little Langdale Tarn and the only bit of sunshine we saw!

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Tom unimpressed with the elements!

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Entrance to Cathedral Quarry, a long tunnel away from the main path....totally unsignposted.

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Unfortunately as my walking camera has no facility to increase light levels so not much detail has shown up.

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Tom in the wide cavern area. There is a large pool off to the right. The ceiling is vey high.

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Another tunnel out.

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We stopped here for lunch.

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The quarry is a favourite for climbers..

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Not sure what the cairn is for.

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Bridge to Little Langdale.

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Sunshine on someone`s hill walk!

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Hodge Close Quarry. Used for diving. Only 100ft deep but has underwater caverns and tunnels that are dangerous. I climbed down in to another quarry in order to come out at the tunnels shown below top middle.

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View across the water from the tunnels.

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I don`t think I`ll go diving today, looks a bit nippy!

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Baaaaa.

Quite a good walk for a bad weather day.

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